It’s totally normal for people to be anxious before an engagement session. For most of our clients, engagement portraits are the first professional pictures they’ve had taken since their senior photos… and most of them have also never had to be all romantic for a camera. We know that it’s more common for a groom to complain about having to take engagement photos than to NOT complain, and we’re ok with that.
Mostly, because Mack is the same way. Mack HATES having his picture taken. He’s gotten better over the years, but it’s definitely still something he’d rather avoid. He says it’s safer on the other side of the camera.
Knowing his own feelings, Mack makes it his #1 priority to make sure our grooms don’t hate the experience. We keep our sessions moving, they’re fast, we’re joking, and before you know it, it’s over. An overwhelming majority of our clients, husband & wife, end up actively looking forward to seeing us for anniversary photos, and we consider that a job well done. Portraits can feel awkward, sure… but I think we tell enough fart jokes to keep anyone from taking it too seriously. 😉
Anyway, all that to say that Gabi & Ferris were definitely one of those couples who showed up nervous and talking about how awkward they are, and we had a blast proving them wrong. This session is just so soft & gorgeous… early winter light is delicious.
Something about this next photo just makes me swoon all over the place.
That last image was taken by Nikki, as were lots of others in this blog post. We’re so excited that Gabi & Ferris picked Nikki to shoot their wedding this coming spring… she’s a perfect fit for their event, and we can’t WAIT to see the results!